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13 NFL Cougs set to open training camp

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There is a long way between opening training camp and actually playing the 2020 NFL season, but the NFL is set to take step one on Tuesday with the start of training camp. And for a number of former Cougars, that means the start of another season. Minshew Mania is back! ... for now.

By my count, and pending any new NFL transactions popping up, there are 13 Cougs on NFL rosters heading into training camp. That of course includes Minshew, who will begin his second season atop the Jaguars depth chart.

In also includes three rookies. Dezmon Patmon begins his career with the Colts, while Easop Winston Jr. and Anthony Gordon will attempt to make the Rams and Seahawks’ rosters as undrafted free agents.

The baker’s dozen of Cougars does not include a few familiar names. Luke Falk started games last year, but is not currently on a roster. River Cracraft has bounced around rosters this offseason, but also currently does not have a home. Xavier Cooper, Vince Mayle and Destiny Vaeao are all also not currently on rosters.

Here is a full look at the Cougs in the NFL heading into 2020 training camp:

Jalen Thompson, Arizona Cardinals

Deone Bucannon, Atlanta Falcons

Daniel Ekuale, Cleveland Browns

Joe Dahl, Detroit Lions

Cole Madison, Green Bay Packers

Shalom Luani, Houston Texans

Dezmon Patmon, Indianapolis Colts

Gardner Minshew,, Jacksonville Jaguars

Easop Winston Jr., Los Angeles Rams

Hercules Mata’afa, Minnesota Vikings

Frankie Luvu, New York Jets

Andre Dillard, Philadelphia Eagles

Anthony Gordon, Seattle Seahawks

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Football:

Report: Cougs would add USC to schedule | Sports | lmtribune.com
Washington State would add USC to its football schedule this season under a scenario described by Brett McMurphy of the website Stadium.

The Best Undrafted Free Agent in Every 2020 NFL Training Camp | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
The Los Angeles Rams traded standout wide receiver Brandin Cooks this offseason, and while undrafted Washington State wideout Easop Winston Jr. isn't going to replace Cooks, he can help reload the receiving corps.

Basketball:

WSU’s Hristova to return to Europe with full arsenal of weapons | Sports | lmtribune.com
It doesn’t really matter what basketball environment Borislava Hristova is placed in.

“The court, the basket, it’s the same,” said the Bulgarian scoring sensation and Washington State graduate, “wherever you go in the world.

Malachi Flynn's swagger, shooting ability could open NBA door | NBA.com
Flynn took the power conference offer. In two seasons at Washington State, Flynn averaged plenty of minutes (33.3 per game) and hoisted plenty of shots (655, including 378 from distance), but the Cougars were a combined 25-37. Flynn wanted to play for a winning program, and one that put the ball in guards’ hands and let them make plays.